Under-The-Radar Albums (July)

There have been a lot of great releases lately – returns from bigger names and debuts from blossoming acts. We know everyone’s been listening to the new Arcade Fire, Tyler, The Creator, and the like, but the aim of this post is to dig up a record or two you might not have heard yet (and will enjoy!!!).

It’s summer, and you hopefully have a bit of free time – so if there’s a record on here that interests you and you were not previously aware of, pull up your favorite streaming source and get listening. Or you could just listen to KSDB.


UTR picks for July

Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love (7/14)

A favorite artist of recent KSDB alum, Blane Worley, these folks blend punk rock with 60s rock & roll with 80s pop. Did I get that right, Blane? Probably not. Anyway, it’s a sweet ride if you take the time to listen all the way through.

Dasher – Sodium (7/14)

If you listen to KSDB regularly, you know fem-punk has a prominent place in our rotation. This Dasher record is no different. With elements of noise rock and shoegaze, it’s a blissful experience.

See Through Dresses – Horse of the Other World (7/14)

This Omaha foursome gives love to dreampop, post punk, and shoegaze in this full-length record. They tend to tour in our backyard now and then, so if you dig it, keep your eyes peeled.

The Dan Ryan – Guidance (7/14)

Formerly a side project based in Lawrence, Kansas, The Dan Ryan moved to Austin a few years ago, and they’ve cranked out a couple psychedelic folk full lengths including this most recent one, Guidance.


Not so UTR but can’t miss either way

Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
HAIM – Something to Tell You
Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley
Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm
Shabazz Palaces double album
Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence [EP]
Amine – Good for You


August releases we can’t wait for

8/4: Randy Newman, Girl Ray, Soccer Mommy

8/11: Downtown Boys, Guided By Voices

8/18: Grizzly Bear, The War on Drugs

8/25: A$AP Mob, Queens of the Stone Age, Liars, Oh Sees (fka Thee Oh Sees)

Italicized indicates more than just the singles already spinning on KSDB.

By: Dylan Swoyer

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